Employment and Pensions Law (25 June – 9 July)

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Employment News One in five LGBT people still aren’t ‘out’ at work, according to national survey People Management – 4 July According to a recent survey of LGBT employees, 19% of respondents have not revealed their sexuality at work. More than one-fifth of those who took the survey reported experiencing negative or mixed reactions about their sexuality in the workplace. …

IP & IT Law (25 June – 9 July)

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IP & IT News Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’ The Guardian – 5 July Pan-European consumer group BEUC have criticised companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, for having vague privacy policies that do not comply with GDPR. Complaint’s that consumers have been forced into new terms of service have been filed against the likes of Facebook …

Immigration Law (18 June – 2 July)

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Immigration News Retirees returning to Jamaica face ‘extreme’ murder risk, say police The Guardian – 29 June According to a former Police Chief of Jamaica, Jamaican expats who retire to Jamaica currently face an extreme murder risk. Over 85 British, American and Canadian expats have been murdered in the country since 2012, with Gayle and Charlie Anderson from the UK …

Family Law (18 June – 2 July)

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Family News Childminders leave sector at rate of six-a-day Cypnow – 27 June Between December 2017 and March 2018, an average of six childminders left the sector per day. In the past six years, there has been a 27% decrease in the workforce. Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (Pacey) chief executive Liz Bayram has called for action to …

Employment and Pensions Law (11 June – 25 June)

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Feature of the Fortnight According to the Professional Adviser, 12,000 people have now signed a petition to reverse the government’s plans to raise the state pension retirement age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039. These dates are seven years ahead of what the government had initially proposed, and will affect numerous employees when it comes to their retirement planning. …

IP & IT Law (11 June – 25 June)

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IP & IT News YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote The Guardian – 20 June YouTube has lost a ‘crucial’ vote in Brussels, and new copyright laws will now lead to the music channel having to pay billions of dollars in licence fees to allow users to watch music videos. In the UK last year, record …

Immigration Law (4 June – 18 June)

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Immigration News Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ The Independent – 14 June Sajid Javid, the newly appointed Home Secretary is expected to announce the removal of the cap on skilled workers to allow overseas medics coming to work in the UK. Currently the government only give out 20,700 tier 2 visas per year. …

Family Law (4 June – 18 June)

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Family News Early years cuts ‘pushing more children into care’ in England The Guardian – 12 June Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has warned that cuts to ‘early years and youth services’ will lead to more children slipping through the net. Preventative services, such as Sure Start, have received cuts of up to 60% to their funding. As …

Arbitration (7 May – 11 June)

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Arbitration News English Court of Appeal considers disclosure of arbitral appointments in related or overlapping references Herbert Smith Freehills – 6 June Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the case of Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817. The English Court of Appeal had to decide whether an arbitrator could ‘accept multiple appointments with overlapping reference and one …

Employment and Pensions Law (28 May – 11 June)

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Employment News New bill could force large companies to divulge parental leave policies People Management – 7 June A private members’ bill has been presented in parliament, which would require businesses with over 250 members of staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies. Current figures suggest that every year 54,000 women in Britain are forced out of their …